Saturday, March 28

Three Js

I guess there has been a new trend lately about "coloring books" for adults.  Nice. Before I even realized this fun trend, I had gotten this postcard book - apparently part of the coloring book series by Johanna Basford, from a quick visit at Joann's.  Hey, a book by Johanna bought by Joan at Joann's.  How cool is that?!?!  

Mind you, I bought this book because the illustrations/drawings/art work are really beautiful.  I'm so glad I did!  

After some research, I learned that there has been quite a good number of adult coloring books floating around.  Amazon has tons of them.  But it seems Secret Garden, Wonderlands and Enchanted Forest  by Johanna Basford are quite popular. In fact, when I checked them at Amazon, they're all sold out.

Going back to my copy of the Secret Garden Postcard Book, I plan on using different media in coloring each page.  Of course, I'm going to have to start with Copics.  

The struggle is with the paper/cardstock.  It doesn't go well with alcohol ink as it easily bleeds across the lines.  You have to be really careful to avoid that.  Then for final touches, I spiced the owl image with Spica glitter pens.

I have to give it to the creators of the adult coloring books - it is relaxing!  I really had a good time coloring the first page.  Can't wait to start the next!

On another note, I didn't forget about National Craft Month.  I used to celebrate it with much galore... and I sure miss that crafty tradition.  For the last couple of years, I still find time to celebrate it in my own little planet.  In fact, I have a couple of projects to share before NCM ends.

Well, that's it for now.  Hope you're enjoying your weekend, crafty reader.  'Til next blog!   

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